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We’ve decided to change the location of the Ancestry Reference Desk Blog Posts.  From now on, you will find them on the Ancestry.com blog, specifically in the Reference Desk Category. This week, I’ve posted two: How Do I Know If a Vital Record Exists? (One of the most viewed on this blog) Four Steps to…

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Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Recent Releases: Saskatchewan Residents and Mounties, Texas Marriages and Divorces, Ads for Lost Irish Ask Ancestry Anne: Occupation Concubine? Archives.com August Livestream Videos: 4 Free Topics New Collections: Kansas, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico and Utah…

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In my previous post  I introduced you to Robert Bryant of Kentucky. He was born about 1802 in Virginia, and in 1860 he was in Nicholas County, Kentucky. We were trying to determine if this Robert Bryant is the same Robert Bryant who served in the 7th Kentucky Cavalry for the Union. It appears that…

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It is important to put your ancestors in context.  Putting them in context of the people who lived nearby reveals the type of community they lived in. And these are the people they gossiped about!  You have to know.       And the spreadsheet from the video can be downloaded by clicking on the…

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Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Recent Releases on Ancestry.com – Oregon Adoptions, Mexican-American War Volunteers, London Knights and Bankrupts Royal Prince to Inspire 1400 Extra Georges in the Year 2014 New Releases on Ancestry.com – Habeas Corpus, Texas Probate, New…

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Here are some great blog posts and videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! Blog Posts Ancestry.com Introducing Shoebox From Ancestry.com – A Scanner in Your Pocket Kim Harrison Receives the Martha Washington Medal New England Family History Comes Alive with 220 Million New Records Ancestry Reference Desk Civil War Case Study:…

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One of the challenges we face when researching Civil War ancestors is determining whether a person who shares your ancestor’s name in a record, is actually your ancestor. Today we’re going to begin a case study that will address that particular challenge. A friend of mine has a family that lived in Nicholas County, Kentucky…

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Here are some great blog posts and 9 new  videos that you might have missed this past week. Enjoy! New York Draft Riot: Police try to quell the rioters in front of the Tribune offices   Blog Posts Archives.com New Collections from Arizona, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri Ancestry Reference Desk Search Tip: Category View…